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Oct 11, 2012 5:30pm PDT
u.s.-mexico border? tonight, an exclusive nbc investigation. >>> and young hero, news about the brave teen that the whole world is pulling for. nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, there is every reason to believe the live television audience watching the vp debate tonight will be every bit as large as the last presidential debate, and because that debate was something of a game-changer, as it turned out, the stakes going into tonight are higher for two men from similar backgrounds, who are very different. for starters, this is the broadest age difference of any debate. our political team is in place tonight, our coverage includes our nbc polling numbers out just tonight on this race we want to begin with nbc's ron mott in danville, kentucky, tonight, good evening. >> reporter: hey, brian, to you, vice president joe biden will be there at that table, paul ryan the other table. congressman ryan comes into this debate, riding the republican wave of momentum the forward progress is what vp biden hopes to stop in its track. before taking off today, vice president joe biden was
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Oct 1, 2012 6:00pm PDT
motel last week. they say at the robbed two u.s. banks at gun point. the first san jose on august 28th. second in sunnyvale on september 25th. they found evidence linking him to the crimes in his hotel room. >>> halloween came early today. police stopped a driver on fourth street when they noticed he was wearing a gas mask. they also found he had a realistic looking grenade. they cleared the surrounding half block area and called out the bomb squad. they found out the driver was employed at a local costume store. he was cited for being in possession of an inert grenade. you are asked to choose halloween costumes carefully this year. be careful where you go and when you put it on. >> we saw the ice cream shops and frozen yogurt places doing record numbers of business. >> a line out the door. i had iced coffee myself today. you know you just down right know it's going to be a hot day here when we're forecasting at the coastline temperatures in the 90s. santa cruz hitting the century mark today. i had to look twice at that number. the official high came in. hot one at the coastline.
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Oct 5, 2012 5:30pm PDT
possibility that they were looking at the possibility that the u.s. border agent killed there may have been the victim of friendly fire. tonight there is more, more at the border patrol station in bisbee station there. good evening. mark, good evening >> reporter: and good evening, sources tell nbc news they expected an announcement soon that federal investigators do believe the shooting was a case of friendly fire. agents from this border patrol station shooting each other accidentally. agent nicholas ivie was shot tuesday, while investigating a possible illegal crossing near arizona. two other agents were on scene, and one of them was wounded when shooting broke out. today, homeland security secretary janet napolitano was there to meet agent ivy's family and to be briefed on the investigation. sources say they couldn't find evidence of any other people involved at the shooting scene, and that the ballistics are consistent with friendly fire. >> mark potter in bisbee, arizona, thank you. >>> and again, we told you last night we have an out of control situation. in california, gasoline
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Oct 8, 2012 11:00am PDT
run down a u.s. park officer. it happened this weekend on lincoln boulevard in the presidio. investigators say u.s. park officer spotted one of the men breaking into a parked car. the man jumped into a car that was waiting nearby and his accomplice allegedly tried to run down the officer. he missed and the park officer opened fire. the men were last seen in a light tan buick sedan. >>> happening right now, a boycott of a local supermarket chain. a community group right now encouraging shoppers to stay away from pueblo. workers and community groups are very upset over mi pueblo's decision to join the federal e-verify system which a system that checks the immigration status of all new hires. federal immigration agents are auditing that supermarket chain after receiving complaints about suspected undocumented immigrants working at the stores. mi pueblo has stores from vallejo to salinas and also in the central valley. >>> today cleanup is under way after protesters smashed windows and threw paint at oakland city hall overnight. almost 200 anti-war protesters smashed windows and
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Oct 10, 2012 6:00pm PDT
recall. >>> security at the u.s. embassy in libya comes into focus in the aftermath of the deadly attack that killed a bay area native. >>> there's a new fight brewing one day after jerry sandusky was sentenced. plus -- >>> i'm marianne favro. the high court is hearing the by egs university rape case in years. we'll hear local reaction from bay area students. >>> well, it is controversial and it is decisive. the u.s. supreme court heard arguments today in the most important civil rights case to come before justices in the past six years. it's a challenge to the use of race as a factor in admissions at university of texas. >> and bay area students are watching this very carefully, and the uc regents are actively weigh inning. marianne favro is live with reaction tonight. >> reporter: here on campus a hearing today is resurrecting the debate over which factors should go into determining which students are aadmitted. it involves abigail fisher, a white woman that applied to the university of texas in 2008. she claims her race prevented her from getting accepted, and she's suing unive
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Oct 12, 2012 4:00am PDT
the deadly september 11th attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi and paul ryan accusing the obama administration of not properly protecting u.s. personnel. >> what we should not be doing is rejecting claims for calls for more security in our barracks, in our marine. we need marines in benghazi when the commander on the ground says we need more forces for security. there were requests for extra security. those requests were not honored. >> reporter: vice president biden called the deaths a tragedy but he then claimed that the obama administration did not know that ambassador stevens and other personnel on the ground had been asking for more security help. >> we weren't told they wanted more security there. we did not know they wanted more security. and, by the way, at the time we were told exactly -- we said exactly what the intelligence community told us that they knew. that was the assessment. >> reporter: it was an assessment, but the state department did know in real time from videos that requests for more security and resources had been made and were turned down. a state depar
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Oct 1, 2012 5:30pm PDT
and effective ways to strike. the three u.s. military police officers were on foot patrol in a market with afghan police when the suicide bomber struck. four afghan officers, and six civilians were also killed, and dozens hurt. joint u.s./afghan operations are becoming more common, and so are the risks. on saturday an american soldier and a u.s. civilian contractor were killed by an afghan soldier. the latest in a growing series of insider attacks. despite mounting worries, afghan commandos firing live rounds still train side by side with elite american special forces. >> right here in front of you. >> reporter: you can't stop working with these guys? >> absolutely not. >> reporter: at this level, joint combat operations are now the rule. americans no longer go it alone. >> i'm very impressed with your training here today. >> reporter: general tony thomas heads all special operations forces in afghanistan. his men rely on their afghan partners. a relationship the taliban hopes to undermine. >> we lost another soldier to a green-on-blue attack. what are we going to do about it?
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Oct 8, 2012 5:30pm PDT
nuclear iran, and last month's terrorist attack in libya, that left four americans, including the u.s. ambassador, dead. >> it is our responsibility, and the responsibility of the president to use his greatest power to shape history, not to lead from behind. >> reporter: the obama campaign was quick with a rebuttal, they talked about specifics. >> now i'm a professor, and he would have gotten a "c". he gave absolutely no specifics. >> reporter: in california today, president obama appealed to hispanics, dedicating the first ever national monument to a contemporary mexican-american, the late labor leader, caesar chavez. with the stakes higher than ever, the president put a spin on his own debate performance, rallying the supporters at a concert in hollywood last night. >> my understanding, it was an incredible show. and everybody here is an incredible professional, such great friends, and they just performed flawlessly night after night, and i can't always say the same. >> reporter: in today's speech, mitt romney also appeared to try to take away from the president's signature success
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Oct 9, 2012 5:30pm PDT
the u.s. consulate in libya that killed our ambassador and three other americans. and in this political season, the attack is increasingly becoming a political issue. a congressional committee will hold big hearings tomorrow. a preview tonight from our chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell. >> reporter: as house republicans prepare to hold hearings on the benghazi attacks, mitt romney disclosed he met one of the victims, former navy s.e.a.l. glenn doher doherty. >> you can imagine how i felt when i found out he was one of the two former navy s.e.a.l.s killed in benghazi on september 11th. >> reporter: doherty's family confirmed the two met at a neighborhood christmas party a few years ago. this as republicans accuse the state department for rejecting the request for more security for ambassador chris stevens, slain in the attacks, so washington could say libya was becoming more peaceful. investigators say two months before the attacks, the state department concluded the risk to u.s. personnel was high. republican congressman jason chaffetz is just back from tripo
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Oct 4, 2012 4:30am PDT
twitter this was the most tweeted event in u.s. plolitica history. tracie potts, nbc news, denver. >> this morning everyone is weighing in on who they think won that debate, that includes a group of political science students who watched the debate in downtown san jose last night. after it was over, even some of the president's biggest supporters in that room felt that romney had a slight edge. >> overall romney in my perspective did a little bit better. he wasn't as specific as obama, but he set out to attack obama more. >> a political science professor from san jose state says she thinks romney will get a bump in the polls from this debate. coming up at 6:00, we'll take a look at some of those polls and what they're saying about each of the candidates' performance. for continuing coverage from the debate just go to our website, nbcbayarea.com. we have posted the transcripts of that full debate as well as analysis from political experts. >>> next up, the presidevice presidential candidates will square off on october 11th. >>> a deadly night on san jose streets as police investigate two se
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Oct 10, 2012 4:00am PDT
, a republican, has asked the u.s. supreme court to reinstate a new law that cuts off the final three days of early voting. an appeals court blocks the law pushed through by state republicans. >>> and as romney continues to campaign in ohio, president obama is back in the white house this morning. nbc's tracie potts joins us now with all the latest from washington. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we're hearing a lot of he said, he said on the campaign trail. when it comes to mitt romney's tax plan, president obama insists it's going to grow the budget. romney says it's not true. >> if he says it's not true, then it's not true. okay. >> reporter: in battleground ohio, president obama insists mitt romney's tax cuts will add $5 trillion to the deficit. >> if it's true it's not going to add to the deficit, that leaves only one option, and that's asking middle class families to foot the bill. >> the president's charge of a $5 trillion tax cut is obviously inaccurate and wrong. >> reporter: romney also in ohio mocked the obama campaign's latest ad mocking his plan to cut fu
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Oct 16, 2012 4:30am PDT
>>> remembering chris stevens. today the bay area pays tribute to the fallen u.s. ambassador as the state department admits responsibility for the security lapse that led to his death. >>> getting ready for round two. president obama and mitt romney preparing for their second debate tonight as the polls show the presidential race a statistical tie. >> go, giants! >> get out of bed, cheer on the giants. victory at at&t park. the giants win their first home game of the postseason but not without some drama on the diamond. >> that jacqu's a good way to g blood flowing. the bay bridge, a beautiful live look outside at the city by the bay on this october 16th. this is "today in the bay." >> hello tuesday morning. >> it is giants fever sweeping the area. good morning, everybody. >> lots to get to this morning including that giants coverage. first, let's check in with meteorologist christina loren. good morning. >> good morning to you, jon and laura. welcome back, jon. we've got a really good-looking day shaping up. temperatures are going to feel like summertime even in the city today wher
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Oct 6, 2012 5:00am PDT
scandal. a u.s. olympic speed skater admits to tampering with a rival's skate before a big competition and he says he did it against his will. he'll explain why in an exclusive interview. >>> and are they back together? new signs of chris brown and rihanna dating again, despite their violent history, and it has some people wondering what she's thinking. today's saturday, october 6th, 2012. >> from nbc news, this is "today" with lester holt and jenna wolf, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. >> it's good to have you back from afghanistan. safe and sound. >> good to be back. >> and you're back into the thick of politics here in this country as well. >> it feels like this presidential race has been going on for so long now, but one month from today, voters nationwide will head to the polls and that's it. >> they say it's been -- after a rough debate, a little good news for president obama. unemployment fell to its lowest level since he took office. >>> we're going to look at what's driving the higher prices. >> a
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Oct 16, 2012 6:00am PDT
impact on the medical marijuana business here in the bay area. the u.s. court of appeals is hearing arguments today on how the federal government classifies the drug. christie smith joins us live in oakland with more. good morning, christie. >> reporter: good morning to you, laura. i just got off the phone with a representative from harborside medical center. they're all in line waiting to get into this hearing in shington, d.c., and the outcome could change the classification of medical marijuana on the federal level. right now it's grouped in with drugs like heroin. harborside here in oakland billed itself as the world's largest medical marijuana dispensary. it's part of the short-lived hbo series "weed wars." recently a federal lawsuit was filed to stop the department of justice from trying to get the center evicted. the group americans for safe access is challenging the dea's classification of medical marijuana. the dispute now being taken up by a three-judge panel. the decision is really critical because it oversees many federal agency's decisions and this is just the latest st
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Oct 23, 2012 4:00am PDT
cairo in 2009 explaining that he thought the u.s. had made some mistakes in dealing with the world. many consider it a matter of diplomacy, a matter of nuance, but these are open to interpretation, and romney points to several examples including when president obama said in strassburg in 2009 that, quote, america has shown some arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive. romney claims that shows weakness which is harmful to the u.s. place in the world. >> governor romney has charged repeatedly that the president hasn't been as close a friend or ally as he could or should be. let's take a look at this. >> and i think that when the president said he was going to create daylight between ourselves and israel, that they noticed that as well. all of these things suggested, i think, to the iranian mullahs that, hey, we can keep pushing along here, we can keep talks going on but we're just going to keep on spinning centrifuges. >> reporter: well, brian, there's never been any proof that the president ever said that. the only source for this is an article in "the washington post" by scott
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Oct 15, 2012 4:00am PDT
right. thanks, bill. >>> the father of former u.s. ambassador to libya chris stevens speaks out. what caused one of our subs to collide with one ouf our stroirs? from land to water in the push of a button. you might be able to afford james bond's latest gadget. you're watching "early today." >>> welcome back to "early today." the pakistani girl shot last week for promotion education to girl is being flown to grit britain this morning. doctors believe malala yousef is a will need long-term care. >>> arlen specter died sunday from complications of nonhodgkin's lymphomaality the age of 82. the two were close and often traveled on amtrak together when they were senators. >>> the pentagon is investigating what caused the collision of a nuclear sub and naval cruiser during a training exercise off the east coast this weekend. no one was injured and both ships were able to return to port. the damage is being evaluated. >>> the father of christopher stevens, the u.s. ambassador killed during last month's consulate attack in libya said it would be abhorrent for his son's death to be politicized
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Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm PDT
stevens announced a special memorial service for the u.s. ambassador killed in libya last month. it will take place at san francisco's city hall on october 16th. the family has invited a list of dignitaries, including former secretary of state george shultz and senator dianne feinstein. stevens went to piedmont high school and on to uc berkeley for college and uc hastings in san francisco for law school. the public is also invited to the service. but the city hall rotunda only holds about 700 people. stevens was 52 years old. >>> the san francisco bay is once again filled with the best sailors in the world as the america's cup series is back. that's where we find nbc bay area's laurence scott who is once again an honorary skipper. >> we are on the bay with team korea, victorious today in the america's cup series match racing qualifiers. the youngest skipper by far in the world series competitions here on the bay this weekend. tell me something. what a thrill, not just competing in your first race, but winning your first race. how did it go? >> it's pretty awesome. we managed to get
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Oct 30, 2012 4:30am PDT
latest details we turn to jackie deangeles live at cnbc headquarters. >> reporter: the u.s. financial markets will be closed due to the storm. this is still electronic trading of stock futures and options. the new york stock exchange and the nasdaq intend to reopen on wednesday. they're going to test backup trading systems today. the last time that the nyse was closed more than a day because of the weather, that was 1888 when a snowstorm piled up 40-foot drifts in new york city. we're expecting one piece of economic data this morning on home prices and also the labor department says that it still plans to release the october jobs report as scheduled on friday, so all eyes will be on that and of course repairs for this storm that we've specio experienced. back to you. >>> it is 4:47. the devastation continuing out east. meanti meantime, we've got another slice of heaven out here. >> upper 70s today. >> wow. >> maybe a little rain on halloween but not until overnight. i think it's going for come down after all of us have made our way out to trick-or-treat. i will be trick-or-treating th
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Oct 18, 2012 4:00am PDT
fbi raided his apartment, taking away evidence. he came to the u.s. in january from bangladesh. >> and wnbc's jonathan dienst reports the suspect was here on a student visa. and we have also learned that a man believed to be a co-conspirator was arrested in san diego wednesday on unrelated charges. >>> all right, to politics now, where the candidates and their running mates wasted no time firing back at some of the fiery rhetoric from tuesday night's debate. one of the hottest topics? women. >> when governor romney's asked a direct question about equal pay, he started talking about binders. oh, the idea that he had to go and ask where a qualified woman was. he just should have come to my house. he didn't need a binder. >> i've got to tell you, we don't have to collect a bunch of binders to find qualified, talented, driven young women. >> this president has failed america's women. they've suffered in terms of getting jobs p. >> 26 million women are trapped in poverty, that's the highest rate in 7 1/2 years. >> the president and governor romney also traded jabs on one another's future pl
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Oct 3, 2012 4:30am PDT
justified or not. >>> 4:35, oakland is the first u.s. city to offer combination government i.d.s and bank cards to all citizens regardless of immigration status. all oakland residents who can prove their identity can get a card. what makes the i.d. unique, the debit card function allows them to avoid check cashing fees. city leaders say the program will take 60 to 90 days to roll out. the price will be a one-time fee of $10 for citizens. rich land is now considering a similar program. >>> there are new charges against a man accused of trying to abduct a girl from an elementary school. he was charged with 18 new counts yesterday. police say he hid in a daily city elementary school bathroom in march and tried to take pictures four different girls. a teacher who confronted the man identified him to police. he was later arrested last month for alley trying to kidnap a girl from an elementary school. he will be in court on october 10th. >>> no sign of a missing san jose man last seen two weeks ago leaving his friend's home on his harley davidson. praying last night for garcia's safe retur
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Oct 31, 2012 4:00am PDT
jfk and heathrow. the problem now is getting back to the u.s. many americans have found they haven't been able to get a flight until this weekend. something that becomes very expensive when you consider that some u.s.-based airlines are not helping people out with hotel payments. we talked to a family from philadelphia today who was able to tentatively book a flight just now on friday back home. and they were able to book on ba. they've been provided with with breakfast, lunch, dinner and hotel accommodations. that's helping them out. what we haven't been seeing is lines at the airport because all airlines for the most part have been very good at notifying passengers and telling them not to show up at the airport until further notice. >> michelle kosinski in london. thanks. >>> it is back to business for wall street today after sandy sidelined the heartbeat of america's financial world. plus george lucas makes a blockbuster deal that will bring three new star wars movies to the silver screen. >>> in weather, a powerful storm is coming into the pacific northwest. you the worst weather
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Oct 9, 2012 4:00am PDT
now an unusual warning from north korea which says its missiles are capable of reaching the u.s. mainland, an apparent response to south korea's announcement of a deal with the u.s. to strengthen its own missile program. >>> well, he is known as the squirrel, and after his arrest he smiled and gave a thumbs up, but mexican authorities say salvador escobedo is a key lieutenant in the zetas drug cartel behind the killing of american david hartley who was jet skiing on a border lake two years ago. a zetas founder may have been killed sunday in what would be a major victory for president felipe calderon. >>> well, for the first time, less than half of all americans do not consider themselves protestant. now just 48%. what are the reasons? well, a pew research study finds many are opting out of religion altogether. nearly one in five say they are nothing in particular, agnostic or atheist. that's an 8% jump since 1990. >>> the mars curiosity rover has been digging up soil samples, but now that work is on hold because nasa wants to find out if a bright object spotted on the ground is
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Oct 12, 2012 6:00pm PDT
boxes then steal all the mail. the u.s. postal inspector's office is offering a $10,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the mail stealers. the office sent armed officers into rose avenue and nancy lane after a report last week on the thefts. >> any time somebody attacks a mail box like that, it is a federal crime. the crime has been committed. it's serious. >> you heard it. federal crime. the thieves face five years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. the victims have had to go to the post office to get their mail now. repairing the vandalized mail boxes is the responsibility of the landlord. >>> still ahead at 6:00 the call of the soil. we'll show you the wine makers. >>> tragedy on the tracks. we often hear of deadly accidents on all rails. ahead in an nbc bay area investigation we find out just how often it's happening and what is being done to prevent more crashes here in the bay area. >>> then a little later, a free solution to some potentially expensive problems. the first of its kind cafe opening up right here in the bay area. >>> good evening. cool and cloudy day
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Oct 8, 2012 6:00am PDT
tried to run down a u.s. park officer. this happened this weekend on lincoln boulevard in the presidio. investigators say a u.s. park officer spotted one of the men breaking into a parked car. the man jumped into a car that was waiting nearby and his accomplice allegedly tried to run down the officer. he missed and the park officer opened fire. the men were last seen in a light tan buick sedan. >>> a north bay narcotics investigator is now suspected of actually doing drugs himself. 35-year-old j.j. onjade worked for the major crimes task kroers while working for the novato police department. the allegations could impact a murder case that he investigated. in fact the allegations have delayed sentencing for the four men convicted of killing a liquor store owner back in 2008. lawyers for these men could use these new allegations against onjade to request a new trial. >>> happening now, a major commute route in the east bay is still tied up after a deadly crash. lafayette police are still investigating what happened near pleasant hill and springhill roads. officers say the driver hit a tr
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Oct 11, 2012 4:00am PDT
, including u.s. ambassador chris stevens, gets seriously heated. details next. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. i'm lynn berry. breaking news this morning out of the middle east p.. a yemeni security official that worked at the u.s. embassy was shot and killed in sanaa today. a u.s. official believed to be in his 50s was reportedly on his way to work when he was gunned down in a motorcycle attack. an editor at "the yemen post" in sanaa tells nbc news the ambush had all the hallmarks of an al qaeda-style attack. >>> back here at home, vice president joe biden and republican rival paul ryan prepare to square off tonight in kentucky in their one and only debate. new poll numbers show the current vp has his work cut out for him. according to a new survey from the pew center, just 39% of registered voters view biden favorably compared to 44% who favor ryan. when it comes to predicting the winner of tonight's debate, 40% of registered voters say ryan will come out on top, while 34% think biden will prevail. nbc's tracie potts is joining us from washington with a
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Oct 8, 2012 5:00am PDT
pair of car thieves who allegedly tried to run down a u.s. park officer. this happened saturday night at about s6:30 on lincoln boulevar in the presidio. officers spotted one man breaking into a car. he then jumped into a car waiting nearby and his accomplice allegedly tried to run down that officer. fortunately he missed. the park officer did open fire. those men got away. they were last seen driving a light tan buick sedan. >>> also in san francisco, a group of protesters arrested on saturday afternoon. they may be connected to last month's vandalism of a police station in the mission district. this cell phone video shows police in riot gear lined up to stop protesters near california and battery streets. protesters marched through the area saturday vandalizing cars and businesses. at least 20 people were arrested. last month a mission district police station was vandalized by demonstrators upset over a shooting that involved a police officer. police believe some of the protesters arrested this weekend are connected to that incident. >>> well, it's a pretty good bet drivers will fee
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Oct 19, 2012 5:00am PDT
eyebrows and drawing a lot of attention. >>> new this morning, the commander of u.s. forces in japan has imposed a curfew on all u.s. military personnel following the suspected rape of a japanese woman in okinawa. two u.s. servicemen arrested wednesday following the alleged incident and they are right now being held until their trial. that curfew orders all troops and u.s. civilians working on japan to be on base or at their private home from 11:00 at night to 5:00 in the morning. the military also ordering disciplinary restraining to all u.s. personnel in japan -- that's retraining, i should say, in japan. >>> 5:44. officials with the u.s. state department meeting with diplomats from bangladesh to try to learn more about a man who attempted to blow up the federal reserve bank in new york. that meeting is schedule for tomorrow in washington. the 21-year-old from bangladesh was arrested on wednesday in an fbi sting operation. police say the man made several attempts to blow up a fake 1,000-pound bomb inside a car parked next to the federal reserve. the suspect's family says they're st
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Sep 30, 2012 11:00pm PDT
after a fire fight between u.s. force and their afghan army allies. the afghan soldier reported think walked up to a group of unsuspected troops, exchanged a few words and opened fire. u.s. forces then shot back. nato has not said whether it considers it an inside attack at this point. the number of troops killed since the u.s.-led invasion in 2001 is now exactly 2,000. >>> the first presidential debate of the campaign is in three days. today, both parties were trying to lower expectations, which is typical. what wasn't typical today is what anne romney had to say about her husband and her concerns if he becomes president. nbc bay area's kristin walker has the latest. >> reporter: with four mock debates under his bet, the president will rally supporters in nevada before jumping in to the debate preps ring with senator john kerry, his sparring partner, channelling mitt romney. in an iowa poll out today, president obama got another boost, leaving governor romney by four points, 49 to 45%. the president at ease, even making fun of his own gaffe. >> i want to see us export more jobs. expo
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Oct 14, 2012 5:30am PDT
. in your view, is the the u.s. the best house in a bad neighborhood right now? what should toward be doing right now in your view. >> one should not panic. i would take money out of the bond portfolios and allocate in to equities and perhaps cyclical names and move away from the players that are rich. the u.s. is the best house in a bad neighborhood. the u.s. has done well and grown even if the world economy is soft as it is now. exports are a low share of gdp. if we can get some spark and resolution of the election and the cliff we will do that. companies are in a position to spend and consumers need to buy things they haven't spent much on the last few years. the outlook is good. you should be allocated heavily toward equities. >> always good to see you. thank you for joining us. >> thank you, bill. my pleasure. >> now back to maria with the rest of the program. >> thank you so much, bill. >>> up next on the "wall street journal report," inside the obama white house during the biggest financial crisis in decades. celebrated reporter bob woodward will join me. >>> and actor matt
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Oct 7, 2012 3:30pm PDT
arctic blast sweeping across much of the u.s. quickly wiped away the last remnants of summer. just yesterday there were 74 record low temperatures stretching from the northwest down to the southeast, from 37 degrees in st. louis, 31 in alabama and 5 below zero in northern wyoming. and tonight portions of the country are under frost and freeze advisories. an early start to the cold season in a year where extreme heat has dominated. >> temperatures that we're seeing now are a good 10 to 30 degrees below average. now we have a trough or dip in the jet stream that's been dipping down and all that cold brimming around the antarctic has been coming down to the low 48. >> temperatures brought snow. in the last week, the first snow of the season blanketed the region, coating areas of minnesota with more than a foot of snow. people bundled up, lining the route of the new york marathon, braving the elements. >> it's not too bad, but these 90-year-old legs are just a little chilly right now. >> fans also tried to brave the cold. >> it feels a little colder than 45 degrees. my hands are freezi
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Oct 8, 2012 6:00pm PDT
planned that famous 1966 farm worker march to sacraments. most people were thriving in the u.s., but latinos were still disen franchised. >> no one seemed to care about the farm workers who picked the nation's food. unable to demand the most basic rights. caesar cared. chavez who died in 1993, is buried on the site. while the election is a month away. you don't have to wait to vote. officials have the go ahead to send out vote by mail ballots. it is not too late to register to vote. if you have already registered and want to sign up to vote by mail, that deadline is the 30th. >> this evening the children and friends of susie co will remember her. fbi agents spent the day searching for evidence in the hu hurcules home. >> we are trying to collect more evidence the supautopsy was doe this morning indicating that she was stabbed and there was blunt force trauma to the head. >> a second grade teacher known for her humor and kindness to strangers. they are trying to find her automobile. it has license plate 1a1f680. police say there has been an in crete in burglaries. looking for any kind
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Oct 24, 2012 4:00am PDT
. driving 85 miles per hour in the u.s. starting today. it's perfectly legal. we'll tell you where. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> well, good morning. i'm lynn berry. the romney campaign could be waking up to a brand new political headache as yet another republican candidate makes explosive comments about rape two months after the controversy over todd akin's legitimate rape remark. this time it was during a u.s. senate debate in indiana last night. richard murdock and his opponents were asked about abortion when murdock said this. >> i believe that life begins at conception. the only exception i have for -- to have an abortion is in that case of the life of the mother. i just -- i struggled with it myself for a long time, but i came to realize life is that gift from god and i think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that god intended to happen. >> and after the debate murdock told a news conference he was only trying to explain his view that god creates life. >> does that -- are you trying to suggest that somehow i thi
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Oct 2, 2012 4:00am PDT
candidates for the u.s. senate seat in massachusetts, scott brown and elizabeth warren, debated for the second time last night. the two were combative as they staked out opposite positions on issues ranging from creating jobs to bringing troops home from afghanistan. with nbc's david gregory of "meet the press" as moderator, they also clashed over brown's claim of partisan independence. >> if he's re-elected, that increases the odds that the republicans will control the senate and that he can block president obama's agenda. >> if you're going to comment on my record, i would at least have you refer to it -- >> can we just -- >> excuse me. excuse me. we're not -- >> go ahead, senator. >> excuse me. i'm not a student in your classroom. please let me respond, okay? thank you. >> well, recent polls before the debate showed elizabeth warren with a small lead over scott brown. >>> and now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. joyriding may land one philadelphia child in jail. police are preparing to charge the 10-year-old with auto theft. surveillance video s
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Oct 22, 2012 5:00pm PDT
ramirez for petty theft. i spoke with a u.s. postal inspector in richmond. he tells me his office is looking into this case to see if the suspect broke any federal laws. we're live in south san jose, damian trujillo, nbc bay area news. >> that is unbelievable. thank you very much, damian. >>> well, it is the first big storm of the season. change in the weather bringing rain, wind, and snow. and now even a report of a possible tornado north of sacramento. let's get right to chief meteorologist jeff ranieri. there are two more storms coming our way. lots of raincoats out there today, jeff. >> much needed activity here across the bay area. it's been months since we've seen anything close to this here across california. and it was wild here throughout the morning commute. you can see some of that rain that slammed us here across the bay area. what we found some of the heaviest rainfall up into the north bay with santa rosa over 1 inch. and anywhere from san francisco southward into parts of the east bay, about a quarter to a half inch. in the south bay, getting quite a bit less with.11.
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Oct 2, 2012 11:00pm PDT
shooting and will decide if it was justified. >>> just into our newsroom, oakland is the first u.s. city to offer combination government i.d.s and bank cards to all citizens. city council members voted to give the final go ahead during tonight's session. all residents can get a card. the debit card fax function keeps people from having to carry cash. the cards will roll out in 60 to 90 days. the price will be a one-time fee of $10 for minors and senior citizens and $15 for adults. richmond is considering a similar program. >>> it was standing room only at milpitas city council meeting. the topic, outsourcing the police department. citizens attended to tell the mayor why they don't think it will work for their city. when the community found out they turned to facebook to gather support against that idea. >> we kind of have become the face of the community. and as a result of that, we've heard a lot of feedback from people that they want to keep those kind of services in this community. >> i have no idea what your financial situations are, where you are looking for money. but do not take it a
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Oct 17, 2012 4:00am PDT
, u.s. soccer heads to the final round of the world cup qualifying. your sports headlines are straight ahead. >>> lynn, you know i'm not comfortable talking about my incredible wealth on tv. your forecast is coming up. a little active in the middle of the nation. you're watching "early today." >>> in sports, first we head to detroit for the a.l. championship series. the tigers delmon young hit a solo homer. miguel cabrera had an rbi double. and detroit ace justin verlander pitched shutout ball through the eighth inning. the 2-1 win makes game 4 sudden death for the winless yankees. >>> check this out now. a racing catamaran capsized in san francisco bay while practicing for the cup race. the boat just tumbled end over end. >>> to football now where eagles head coach andy reid fired defensive coordinator juan castillo marking the first time reid has dismissed a coach mid season in his 14 years. >>> let's head over to some kerr. clint dempsey had two goals and an assist for a 3-1 u.s. team victory over guatemala to reach next year's final round of world cup qualifying. >>> final
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Oct 10, 2012 4:30am PDT
nearly 2.5 million vehicles in the u.s. covering about a dozen models produced between 2005 and 2010 including the toyota camry, toyota, rave 4 and matrix. no crashes or injuries have been reported but toyota received word of 200 incidents in the u.s. back to you. >> okay, courtney, thank you very much. >>> hey, came into the parking lot today, smelled the rain everywhere. kind of nice. >> that is nice. i love the sound of rain. we have been lacking that for the past five months. it's going to be a really nice day today. we're not talking about heavy downpours. you might get stuck under a thunderstorm cell as we have been seeing activity, especially along the south end of the peninsula. half-moon bay, you're about 15 minutes away from some heavy downpours. we are seeing frequent lightning strikes. a lot of the activity has been in the south bay. the storm system is just off shore. it just isn't getting the push that it needs to come all the way inland. i think we'll see more of this isolated activity. here is the really good big picture. you can see, area of low pressure starting to
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Oct 12, 2012 5:00pm PDT
accusing joe biden of not being truthful about the murder of u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others who died in libya. steve handelsman is in the battleground state of ohio with more. >> reporter: the election could hinge on hamilton county, ohio. cincinnati chili stays the local lunch favorite. but cincinnati voters swing between parties. barack obama won here in '08, but republicans tracy winkler and tony rosiello are relieved today. >> last night's debate is not going to hurt news this county. >> congressman ryan really held his own. >> i will vote for obama, period. >> reporter: last night helped? >> just convinced it. >> reporter: paul ryan was up beat this morning. >> i feel great. >> reporter: in daniel last night, ryan drank a lot of water, but didn't sound nervous. >> job growth in september was slower than it was in august. >> reporter: joe biden smiled a lot. some say condescendingly. >> 5.2 million new jobs, private sector jobs. >> reporter: he denied team obama covered up an al qaeda attack in libya. >> they first blamed the youtube video. >> the intelligence community
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Oct 21, 2012 7:00am PDT
and planned talks with the u.s. decision 2012 and race for the white house. the latest on the campaign trail and prep for tomorrow night's third and final presidential debate. >>> one of the biggest moments in bay area sports history turned 30 this weekend. we'll hear from the stanford trombone player that got toppled all those years ago. [ taste buds ] donuts, donuts, donuts! who are these guys? oh, that's just my buds. bacon, donuts. -my taste buds. -[ taste buds ] waffles. how about we try this new kind of fiber one cereal? you think you're going to slip some fiber by us? rookie. okay. ♪ nutty clusters and almonds, ♪ ♪ almonds. ♪ fiber one is gonna make you smile. ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing new fiber one nutty clusters and almonds. with 43% daily value of fiber for you. crunchy nutty clusters and real almond slices for your taste buds. have you heard for the 408 and 669 area codes? no, what is it? starting october 20, 2012, if you have a 408 or 669 number, you'll need to dial 1 plus the area code plus the phone number for all calls. o.k., but what if i have
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Oct 21, 2012 8:00am PDT
reporting about iran. this is "the new york times" lead this morning. it is u.s. officials say iran has agreed to nuclear talks. the united states and iran have agreed in principle for the first time to one-on-one negotiations over iran's nuclear program, according to obama administration officials, setting the stage for what could be a last-ditch diplomat effort to avoid a military strike on iran. it's been suggested that the talks wait until after the presidential election. but a senior administration official said telling their american counterparts they want to know with whom they would be negotiating. what is your reaction to this? >> well, my reaction is the white house has denied it, so i don't think there's much more to talk about. they denied that. obviously, war is always the last option. no one wants a war. we would hope this could get solved in another way. i think the military option has to be on the table, and both candidates have said that. and i think there is also concern. and i'm not talking about this story but just in general that iran has often used negotiations in
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Oct 9, 2012 3:00am PDT
%. that something is that the u.s. has become important again. there are plenty of days where we can come in here and note that our s&p futures are down big because spain has a problem or china's economic growth is slowed. we can keep pondering what happens if the haves and the have not nations of europe. we can sweat the program of every single disapointing piece of chinese data. or we can recognize that the united states is starting to become the more dominant market on the earth. today is the perfect example. we woke up to news that once again, some data point from china showed a further decline and that clearly faltered the economy. then that negativity was tossed to europe. will spain take the bailout or not? it's the european spinoff of deal or no deal. by the time we get to our market, i saw this morning at 4:00 a.m., we were looking down substantially. eight of us on world bank survey. i have to admit that when i heard the litany, my first reaction was, oh, here we go again. get ready to baton down the hatches because of the chinese slow down and the european stalemate. i twe
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Oct 11, 2012 7:00am PDT
a u.s. embassy, this time in yemen's capital city of sanaa, killing the yemeni chief of security for the u.s. department of security. a gunman on a motorcycle opened fire and then took off. according to officials, the attack appears to be typical of al qaeda. >>> meantime, last month's deadly assault on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, is stirring a fiery debate on capitol hill. a house committee investigating the attack heard from two men who had protected ambassador chris stevens before he was killed in that raid. they testified that they repeatedly requested more security but were turned down. meantime, senior state department official patrick kennedy fumed when asked if the white house had put pressure on him to avoid calling it terrorism. >>> turkish fighter jets intercepted a syrian passenger plane wednesday and forced it to land in turkey where officials say they removed military communications equipment destined for syrian government forces. the flight originated in moscow. >>> new trouble this morning for the massachusetts drug company linked to the outbreak of meningi
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Oct 13, 2012 5:00am PDT
paralyze the nation. >> reporter: while russia and china are prime suspects, for the first time, u.s. officials blame iran for the recent jump in cyber attacks. defense officials tell nbc news iran was behind a recent series of attempts to disable the websites of several major u.s. banks. those attacks failed. but another iranian cyber attack nearly shut down saudi arabia's state oil company. using a sophisticated virus called shamooon the iranians stole critical data and destroyed 30,000 computers. experts say this complex attract should be a warning to the u.s. >> we do not have the proper level of security within the financial sector, the oil and gas sector, or any of our critical infrastructures. >> reporter: officials here say if iran poses any threat, the u.s. could launch its own cyber attack, to shut down iran's entire electrical systems. the internet is a battlefield filled with many enemies and that the u.s. government and industry must do more to combat thisgrow iing threat. >>> now here's tamron. >> lester, thank you. the main attraction in los angeles this weekend has no
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Oct 19, 2012 3:00am PDT
both sides of the aisle, the u.s. is actually coming back and we're coming back stronger than you think. that's one of the reasons why we came out here to youngstown, ohio, which is not just sitting on top of a gigantic natural gas deposit, it's also the industrial hub of the largest state in the rust belt. that's why we're in canton. but you know what? maybe the rust belt isn't quite so rusty anymore. everybody acts like all the good manufacturing jobs have gone to china, yet the best manufacturers on earth are still right here in america. take timken, tkr, an ohio-based company that was founded more than a century ago, when they made roller bearings for mule-drawn carts. these days timken makes the bearings for precision tasks like the mars rover and the wheels on your jet aircraft. the industrial renaissance is happening right here in ohio. that's why i'm thrilled to be able to talk to james griffith, timken's president and ceo. take a tour of their local steel plant. mr. griffin, welcome to "mad money." have a seat, jim. >> thank you, jim. >> thank you so much. we had kind of a stra
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Oct 21, 2012 6:00am PDT
to you, lester. good morning, everyone. we begin with more on the death of u.s. senator george mcgovern. he passed away a few hours ago reportedly from natural causes at a hospice in sioux falls, south dakota, surrounded by his family and lifelong friends. he was 90 years old. in the 1960s mcgovern was known for his outspoken opposition to the growing u.s. involvement in the vietnam war. in 1972, the proud liberal lost the presidential election to richard nixon in the second biggest landslide in american political history. again, u.s. senator george mcgovern has died at age 90. >>> the white house says it's willing to talk to iran about its nuclear ambitions but that there's no deals right now. nbc's mike viqueira has more from the white house. mike, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. and as of this morning, courtney, both sides, the united states and the iranian government, are denying a report in "the new york times" that they have agreed to sit down one-on-one after the u.s. elections and discuss iran's nuclear program. of course, that program has been a source
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Oct 17, 2012 2:05am PDT
you, leslie. >>> we have a live performance downstairs by a great kid, conor maynard, first u.s. tv appearance. >> he's going to be a huge star. justin bieber, watch out, baby. first, this is "today" on nbc. >>> the toyota concert series on "today" brought to you by toyota. ♪ >>> at 19 years old, conor maynard has already made a name for himself in the uk and is quickly rising to fame in the u.s. he caught hoda's attention with his song "vegas girl." which she chose for her ihoda play list last month. conor's new album, "contrast" will be released here in the u.s. january 8th. this is his u.s. tv debut. >> great to have you. we're delighted you chose us for your debut. >> it's going to be fun. hopefully see you guys dancing in the background. >> especially after wine tasting. here's the thing, this is amazing, i just asked him, when did you write your first song, two years ago. >> yeah. >> so fast. it's lightning speed. >> i think that's kind of the power of the internet now. obviously, i started uploading covers, then writing my own album, that was all two years ago. >> this song
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Oct 17, 2012 6:00am PDT
well. a week after the u.s. anti-doping agenc released a report detailing allegations against the seven-time tour de france winner. armstrong himself is a survivor of testicular cancer. crisis manage her experts likely say he stepped down to keep his charity's name from being dragged into the doping debate. >>> a catamaran wipes out on the bay. that was a wild one. this morning, team oracle is hauling back what's lefrt of that boat after a nasty spill. "today in the bay" is live in san francisco. we have more on the big-time accident. >> reporter: an oracle team 17 is now back here at pier 80. it was towed in and arrived here early this morning. the boat capsized yesterday afternoon near the golden gate bridge. the wind had been blowing at around 25 knots. the catamaran was making a big turn and it took a nose-dive into the water. 14 crew members were on board at the time. the boat skipper says he'd been in a similar situation before but just never on a boat this size. as for what this does to their chances to defend the america's cup, the team will have to find a way to cope. >>
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Oct 20, 2012 5:00am PDT
, including the u.s. ambassador there, dead. there were new documents released late yesterday, lester, that included documents from ambassador chris stevens who specifically said a month before the attack the violence in that country was not random, but targeted, and discriminate. house democrats say it was simply politically motivated. lester? >> all right, peter thanks. morning joe's joe scarborough and mika brzezinski are here to help break things down in our regular cup of weekend mojo. joe and mika, good morning. >> good morning. >> let's talk about one of the issues of the week, big internet buzz about mitt romney's comment in the debate about having a binder full of women. speaking in reference to what he would do in terms of empowering women in his administration. >> the fact that he asked for the binders is not true. he was given the binders by an organization, a bipartisan organization of women's group that want to see more women in office. second of all, it just seems like not a very personal story in terms of understanding the needs of women, and families. and if you look at the
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Oct 18, 2012 5:30pm PDT
was not like this. he was a good boy. >> reporter: quazi nafis came to the u.s. in january on a student visa to attend southeast missouri state but he left there in may, transferring to in may, transferring to a vocational school in new york. investigators say he tried to find like-minded people on facebook who would join him in violent jihad. and that is how the fbi says he met an informant, a person who came here to study cyber-security. it is more than a dozen cases since 911 where the person tries to set off what he thinks is a bomb. >> reporter: one person arrested that way is mohammed, mohammed, trying to blow up a christmas tree lighting in portland. his lawyers say the fbi goaded him into it. but one intelligence official says once a suspect expresses a desire to kill, undercover agents must act like partners. >> do i continue to pursue him and allow him to go down the path or do i take a risk here and assume he is a want to be? you can't take that risk. >> reporter: they continue to monitor those, but some say they will be too dangerous and expensive. pete williams, nbc
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Oct 6, 2012 3:30pm PDT
spots this morning. we started with the parade of ships as vessels from the u.s. navy and u.s. coast guard came under the golden gate bridge and into the bay. that was followed by the air show at 12:30, including some impressive of air ak crow bat icks. spectators were also wowed by a b-2 stealth bomber. the weather cooperated beautifully, viewing was clear as can be and not al at all hindered by the fog as in the case in years past. >> just makes you really proud to be an american and san franciscan and to be out here, just -- i just got shivers. just beautiful. great day. >> the planes are awesome. it's a great time, a lot of people out here. it's really fun. good times. >> reporter: and fleet week is a joint tradition between the navy, marine corps and coast guard and a chance for the public to see the military vessels and aircraft on display. the air show wraps up at 4:00 so we can expect an exodus of at least one group of people just a short from now. the blue angels are still flying overhead. we'll have a wrap-up of this show atite:00. live in san francisco, monty francis, nbc
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